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TIAA Administrative Assistant, Westchester Asset Management in CHICAGO, Illinois

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Headquartered in the United States and founded in 1986, Westchester Group Investment Management, Inc. (Westchester) is a leading global agricultural asset manager, with over $8 billion in assets under management and commitments diversified throughout the United States, Australia, South America, New Zealand and Europe. Westchester has over 100 employees in 10 offices around the globe with strong growth expectations over the next 5 to 7 years. Westchester is owned by TIAA and is part of Nuveen, a trillion-dollar investment management business.

With local teams in each country, Westchester works closely with land owners, processors, farmers and agricultural managers in most major agricultural land markets around the globe. These key relationships give the firm region-specific knowledge that ensures success in sourcing, acquiring and managing farmland assets. As a long-term asset class with very low correlations with most traditional investment options, agriculture represents an excellent and stable long-term asset class for institutional investors, with less volatility than other investment alternatives. With growing world-wide population and improving diets with a related demand for food, the sector’s stability stems from people’s need for food being non-discretionary and non-cyclical.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Westchester Group, a leading agricultural asset management company, has an opening for an Assistant to the Chief Executive and Portfolio Management function. This position will report to the Chief Executive and will be located in our Chicago office.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Supporting the CEO and Portfolio Management team; coordinating domestic and international travel arrangements, facilitating expense reports and managing calendars.

  • Make meeting arrangements, set up conference calls, liaise with other offices as necessary.

  • Assist with the preparation of investor and quarterly fund reports, portfolio review meetings and board meeting papers.

  • Coordinate and produce presentations for the CEO including Executive Management Team meetings, staff updates and other internal presentations.

  • Prepare corporate correspondence and presentations.

  • General project coordination and managing Chicago office operations will be a requirement.

  • Maintaining a high level of confidence and confidentiality is critical.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good organizational skills, independent judgement and time management.

  • Good knowledge of general office equipment, processes and communication systems.

  • 3 years of experience in the finance industry, with investor reporting and familiarity with board and corporate activities.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Excellent time management skills and flexibility to manage work streams, prioritizing to meet deadlines as needed.

  • The ability and desire to interface with broad range of colleagues and business partners.

  • Familiarity with basic investment concepts and terminology.

  • Highly motivated with demonstrated ability to work independently and problem solve.

  • Good IT skills, with expertise with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 1719747

Field: Administration & Services

Company: Nuveen

Post Date: Jun 06, 2019

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